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Wat Chaiwattanarm

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this...

Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.

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I love this temple!!! The history! Definitely you have to go to Ayutthaya this place is full of history and very peaceful!!! Very recommended!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love this temple!!! The history! Definitely you have to go to Ayutthaya this place is full of history and very peaceful!!! Very recommended!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this location as a part of our Gate 1 Travel Tour. It was a very nice sight to visit. The ruins were nice and very well maintained. It was really sad that people try and steal the Buddha's, so some of the Buddha's had missing heads and body parts. I really enjoyed the serene feeling at his locations.... More 

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Thank Nina C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple complex by the riverside. I had to take a tuk tuk to get here.Parts of temple is being renovated and I could get a glimpse of the grandeur and fresco artwork which decorated it a couple of hundred years ago.There are plenty of great photo opportunities here. If I could go back I would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple compound is a must for the tourist. A mixture of old and renovated temples.Worth going around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A spectacular ruin and a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. If you are considering taking a river cruise back to Bangkok be forewarned that the cruise is boring.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best sited temple in Ayutthaya being right on the river. It is off the main island area but still easily accessible by bicycle provided you are careful on the bridge crossing the river. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived with our tour guide at 8.30am so we had the place almost to ourselves. It was so tranquil and beautiful. It was such a pleasant and peaceful time walking around all the ruins without all the tourists. I would also suggest early morning as it would be a very hot place in the afternoon as there is little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful temple complex. Wear light clothes its very hot and dusty. Enjoy a walk learning thai culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Another beautiful temple with an inspiration from Angkor Wat. The temple is situated next to the river where you can see one of the queen's palaces at the opposite side. There is a small charge for entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning!! Huge complex w/ many ruins or temples. We went late in day close to sunset which amplified the color of bricks to an orangy-crimson red and the lime color grass made it very picturistic. Can definitely feel an immense energy carried from generations ago when it was in its prime. Many headless statues. There is one tall temple... More 

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